Prison Tern Policy Recommendation Essay

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Prison term Policy Recommendation

Prison Term Policy Recommendation
As a Criminologist Advisor to a member of State Legislature, I have been chosen to provide a prison term policy on armed robbery. Soon, the legislature will be voting on a bill that would double the maximum prison term for anyone who is convicted of armed robbery. Included is a recommendation on this policy and the reasons why the recommendations were chosen. Before I go in great details on the pros and con, I would like to define what the legal term for armed robbery is. Armed robbery is an aggravated form of robbery in which the defendant is armed with a dangerous weapon, though it is not necessary to prove that he used the weapon to effectuate the robbery.
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Secondly, according to statistic, people who commit crimes have one thing in common; they think they will not get caught committing crimes. Therefore, it is useless to increase the prison term when it will no have effects on preventing citizens committing crimes. Lastly, people are sentence to serve minimum requirements for minor offenses, doubling the prison term on armed robbery will add to this problem.
On the other side, there are pros to this change. First of all, if the rate of arm robbery is reducing, the citizen will feel more secure. When the citizens feel secure, they will trust in the law and its effectiveness. Once the people see the effectiveness of the new bill, they will less likely to plan an armed robbery. Secondly, if this prison term is double, it will keep the ex-convicts from committing the same crime over and over again. Although we cannot prevent citizens from committing a planned armed robbery, but if this bill is passing, it will decrease the crime rate produced by ex-convicts who have committed armed robbery to come back and enact the same crime, which eventually will reduce the crime rate. Lastly, being able to reduce armed robbery will help victims from losing materialistic things and mental health. According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in the year of

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